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PHS Academic Decathlon Team Snags Honors at Regional Competition
02:27PM / Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass.— The Pittsfield High School academic decathlon team placed second in the small school competition and fifth overall out of a field of 21 at the Massachusetts Academic Decathlon Regionals at Quincy High School on Feb. 3.

Eight players on the scoring team garnered 19 medals and came very close to several more. The team now advances to the state finals on Saturday, March 3.

The PHS team comprises Adam Shepardson, Brian Lavinio, Emelyn Theriault in the Honors Division; Mike Cavalieri, Marilyn Maison, Aubree McClure in the Scholastic Division; and William Munch, Giuliana Pierce and Brennah Brickle in the Varsity Division. Team alternates are Jon Halse, Jaden Coscia, Trista Dearstyne, Alexa Pudlo, Nadine Billow, George Bissell, Liam Nester Florence Afanukoe, Katherine Blay-Tandoh, MaKailey Cookis and Sofia Lewis.

Awards went to:

Math

Scholastic Division: First Place, Mike Cavalieri

Varsity Division: Third Place, Will Munch

 

Music

Honors Division: Second Place, Adam Shepardson; Fifth Place, Emelyn Theriault

Scholastic Division: Third Place, Marilyn Maison

Varsity Division: Second Place, Guiliana Pierce and Will Munch

 

Economics

Scholastic Division: Second Place, Mike Cavalieri

Varsity Division: Second Place, William Munch

 

Science

Honors Division: Fourth Place, Emelyn Theriault; Fifth Place, Adam Shepardson

Scholastic Division: Third Place, Mike Cavalieri

Varsity Division: Second Place, Will Munch; Third Place, Giuliana Pierce

 

Literature

Honors Division: Fifth Place, Emelyn Theriault

Scholastic Division: Third place, Marilyn Maison

Varsity Division: Fourth, Will Munch

 

Art

Honors Division: Third Place, Adam Shepardson

Scholastic Division: Third Place, Mike Cavalieri

Varsity Division: Second Place, Will Munch

 

Social Science

Honors Division: Fourth Place, Adam Shepardson

Scholastic Division: Fourth Place, Mike Cavalieri

Varsity Division: Third Place, Will Munch; Fourth Place, Giuliana Pierce

 

Essay

Honors Division: Second Place, Adam Shepardson

Scholastic Division: Fifth Place, Marilyn Maison

Varsity Division: Third Place, Giuliana Pierce

 

Speech

Varsity Division: Fourth Place, Giuliana Pierce

 

Interview

Scholastic Division: Fourth Place, Marilyn Maison

Varsity Division: Fifth Place, Will Munch

 

Overall Individual Scores

Scholastic: Fourth Place, Mike Cavalieri

Varsity: Second Place, Will Munch; Fourth Place, Giuliana Pierce

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